Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn
I'm running Windows 7 X64 on a much weaker laptop than yours. It's fine. It also originally came with Vista. The hardware requirements of Win7 are similar to Vista; I've never read of a Vista machine that couldn't run Win7.
It sounds like your Windows installation is corrupt. If you did an upgrade-in-place from Vista, you might consider doing a clean install instead. More easily said than done, but it's batter than limping along with a semi-broken OS.
I've been avoiding a clean install due to lack of time. Now that school is finished and there is no job on the horizon, time is not quite the issue. But I still have to find all of my software and make sure I have re-install media. Ugh. But I think you're right.